A specialised website of the Multicultural Centre Prague for critical discussion about migration in Central and Eastern Europe. It maps migration reality, research and policy, offers a range of articles, interviews and reports and promotes debate among experts, public administrators, NGOs and the wider public.

Gender and Migration

Understood as a social construction of femininity and masculinity and inequalities consequent upon these constructions, gender fundamentally influences migration and its impacts on societies and individuals. It shapes migration processes at different levels: who migrates, why, where, for how long and with what consequences? Gender ideologies also (often implicitly) form migration policies and institutions which try to control migration flows.

This thematic section aims at discussing gender and migration at different levels of analysis and asks how gender differentiates migrants’ experiences, formation of migrant women’s and men’s identities and how it permeates migration practices, policies and institutions.

Photograph by Jozef Ondzik (project "How many paths to Florenc?").

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Gender aka “evil gender ideology” is the new public enemy in Czech Republic

Gender aka “evil gender ideology” is the new public enemy in Czech Republic

The panic over refugees in a country which granted approximately 150 asylum and subsidiary protections per year (big part of them for Ukrainians) is slowly subsiding. But the “patriotic” nationalistic and of course conservative political parties side by side with ...

Gender and MigrationCzech Republic
Women and the refugee crisis - live broadcast

Women and the refugee crisis - live broadcast

3. 12. 15
On the Ground, On the Move, Making Change.  A panel discussion
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm 
The event will be broadcast live on CEU’s Ustream channel
Migration and the EU Gender and Migration IntegrationEU Hungaryarticles

Public debate: Migrations and the right to family reunification

27. 6. 13
This video is an edited record of the public debate “Migrations and the right to family reunification” which took place on 17 June 2013 in Ljubljana. This public event was organized by Ljubljana based NGOs Peace Institute and Slovenian Philanthropy in collaboration with the Festival of migrant film. Family reunification is the second most common reason for migrants to come to Slovenia (about a qua...
Family reunification Gender and MigrationSlovenia

The migrant’s right to family life during proceedings on family reunification in the Czech Republic

14. 6. 13 Michala Cilli
Is the obligation to protect the family reflected only in the already issued long-term residence permit for the purpose of family reunification? The focus of this article is on the family reunification proceedings before the Czech Ministry of the Interior. The author argues that the right to family life should be respected from the moment of lodging the application for family reunification.
Family reunification Gender and Migration IntegrationCzech Republicarticles

The main principles of family reunification before the European Court of Human Rights

13. 6. 13 Kornelis Kasper
The following article briefly discusses some of the main considerations of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to the issue of family reunification. The author describes the concept of family life as interpreted in the Court’s case-law and its approach towards family reunion in immigration cases. He notes that although States have a relatively broad discretion to organise their policy i...
Family reunification Gender and Migration Integrationarticles

Families know no borders II – What does it mean to live a family life as a foreigner in Slovakia?

In order for a family to enjoy family life, all its family members shall be entitled to some form of right of residence in the same territory. In case of Slovak citizens the right of residence is indisputable, however; foreign nationals must often fulfil different legal conditions, certify it with number of documents, apply for residence and wait lengthy periods before decision is taken and the ri...
Family reunification Gender and MigrationSlovakia

Family reunification between the norm and helplessness

Family reunification has become a right of migrants quite recently, specifically, since this international norm was adopted as a civilizational achievement. Global mobility and the plurality of family forms as well as public opinion, which tends to favour restrictive migration and asylum policies, present new frameworks for reflection on the challenges and development of migrant family reunificati...
Family reunification Gender and MigrationSloveniaarticles

The Right to Family Life vs. Immigration Control: Current Trends in Family Reunification in the Czech Republic in the Context of the European Union

In this introductory article on the debate on family reunification, which took place at the European House on 12 June 2013 at 3 pm, the author presents trends in family migration at the European level and then evaluates developments in the Czech Republic. In the concluding section,...
Migration and the EU Family reunification Gender and MigrationCzech Republicarticles

Families know no borders I – Who is a family in Slovakia?

Forms and compositions of family have become quite variable over the past decades. In Slovakia more and more families nowadays include family members who are foreign nationals. The article outlines who is considered a family member in different situations for purposes of family reunification in the territory of the Slovak Republic. Paradoxically, the family members of Slovak nationals do not enjoy...
Family reunification Gender and MigrationSlovakia

Fomacs Retrospective - The Story So Far

11. 11. 11
The Forum on Migration and Communications is introducing an online publication featuring a portfolio of our creative arts and media projects, forged in collaboration with diverse public partners and civil society networks during the last four years.
Labour Migration Integration Gender and Migrationresearch reports and studies
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